Early Childhood Resources

Do you have concerns about your child's development? Has your child been diagnosed with a disability and you’re not sure where to start?

Learn more about child development, the early intervention process, and how to make the most out of your special education experience. You’ll also find fun activities for your child all year round, as well as where you can get more support. Click the links under the categories below for more information.

Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 3

Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 5

Book an Early Childhood Workshop

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Early Intervention

Follow along with this infographic starting at your first moment of concern to receiving services for your child

IDEA Early Intervention Family Guides (Information on mediation and due process complaints and hearings)

Early Intervention Parent Guide

Early Intervention Resource Guide

Early Intervention Program Action Kit

New York City Department of Education Guide to the Early Intervention to Preschool Transition

INCLUDEnyc's Tip sheet on Referring Your Child to Early Intervention


Preschool Special Education

Contact sheets, tip sheets, and videos for preschool-aged children and younger

Contact your local CPSE/CSE

INCLUDEnyc's tip sheet on Preschool Special Education

A Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services from NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE)

Follow this template to request an evaluation for the first time

How to request an IEP review meeting for preschoolers

How to request records for preschoolers

Use this infographic to learn more about the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Turning 5: Tips on transitioning from preschool to kindergarten



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En Español

Para más recursos sobre Educación Especial Preescolar en español, visite INCLUYEnyc.org



Find year-round recreational programs for your child

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Childhood Development

CDC's Developmental Milestone Tracker and resource materials

NYS Early Learning Guidelines

Resources for children aged zero to three

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Parenting & Support

INCLUDEnyc's Applying for Childcare tip sheet

New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium

Find out more about OPWDD services and supports

INCLUDEnyc's Application Process for OPWDD Services tip sheet

Care Coordination Organizations


INCLUDEnyc's parenting resource packet including information on toilet training, challenging behaviors, and more

Family support groups

WNET (PBS Channel 13) Early Childhood Family Resources

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center

Children with Special Health Care Needs—NYC Department of Health (DOH)

The Early Childhood Mental Health Network

Contact tracker for parents

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Join us for our monthly series of interactive, online workshops— INCLUDEnyc LIVE

Subscribe to INCLUDEnyc on YouTube to catch our latest how-to videos

Watch our video on five things to know about your child's development